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Locomotive Bell, Headlight, and Railroad Items


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Old 04-12-2011, 09:31:56 PM
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I picked up these railroad items over the weekend. The first item is what I believe is locomotive bell. The bell has been repaired years ago. There are several numbers stamped on the bell. Do these numbers correspond to the engine this bell was on?

The second item is an engine headlight? There is a patent date of March 23, 1909. There was a hand written tag that said New York Central. Is there any way to determine if this light is from a New York Central Engine?

The third item is signal light. Any information would be appreciated.

The final items are a railroad spike remover that has New York Central stamped on it, and a railroad car mover.

Any information that you can provide about these items, their age, origin, or value would greatly be appreciated.
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The second item is an engine headlight? There is a patent date of March 23, 1909. There was a hand written tag that said New York Central.
This might have been on a steam locomotive, but if it was, it was on the tender, to provide light for a reverse move without any cars. The narrow profile of the light says it was mounted on the rear end of the tender rather than on top on the tender.

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Quite often the appliances (bell whistle, gauges etc. were either stamped or painted with the engine number. this made it a lot easier to keep track of what item went to which engine when they went to the shop for repairs or overhaul. I agree that the one light is a back up light from a tender. the other signal light looks like it came from a crossing signal.
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Thank you to everyone who replied to this post here or through email. I really appreciate all of the information. Thanks Again!!!
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